Pros

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Speedy

Cons

  • Lacks extras

At A Glance

This inexpensive 500GB model is fast and comes loaded with the free Google Desktop software.

Manufacturer’s Website

Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD5000KS
Inventory Number 25653
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Included Software
Included Software Google Desktop tools
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 56.17
Internal Write - Files and Folders 141.57
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 462.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 161.0
Internal Read - WinZip 350.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 106.54
Internal Read - ACDSee 514.0